VIJAYAWADA: As part of corporate social responsibility, the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) launched ‘Unnati’, a scheme to spread computer literacy in municipal schools, at GSR Municipal School at Mutyalampadu here on Thursday.
Under the scheme, the HPCL will provide 10 computers with accessories to each school and train students in basic computer skills by engaging the resources persons from the NIIT. The students would have to undergo a six-month course, at the end of which they would be issued a certificate by the NIIT. The objective of this initiative is to provide computer training to 1,000 students in seven selected schools in the city. These students come from poor families and their parents could not afford to buy a computer or send their children for paid computer training. HPCL Director (Human Resources) V. Vizia Saradhi formally inaugurated the computer lab.